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Bad decisions were made today..

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    Bad decisions were made today..

    Ok, maybe not all bad, but it was time for a motorcycle related project. Picked up this piece of awesomeness today, along with boxes of parts.

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    Let the cleaning begin..

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    Certainly has some cool parts on it

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    It is however missing some important and very expensive parts. Parts that are no longer available.. should be a fun one.

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Whoa you found another one? Nice!! Subscribed.


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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Is that a “real” R7??

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Nice! That is one giganto muffler. We can find those parts

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Jump in, the waters fine

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Quote Originally Posted by Crconnor18 View Post
    Is that a “real” R7??
    Yes, it’s a 1999 R7 OW-02

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Wow

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Would a man with that username honestly not have the goods?


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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Wow!!! I was going to ask “why”, but the model reveal says it all

    Been awhile since we’ve had a build thread from ya too; looking forward to that

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    #makenesrgreatagain


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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Well, it's no school bus......

    Congrats, guessing this one will be a keeper. Maybe try a little AI search for extra help tracking the parts down...

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Assuming this will be a track build? You should link up with Adam Kells for some go-fast parts. Rear subframe, fairing stay, other fairing mounts, rear sets, damper mount. His fab work is looking really good these days, check out his instagram.

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Also, congrats! I got real busy spending your money on a cool track build

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Damn. Can't wait to see what the hell you have in store for this thing!

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Assuming this will be a track build? You should link up with Adam Kells for some go-fast parts. Rear subframe, fairing stay, other fairing mounts, rear sets, damper mount. His fab work is looking really good these days, check out his instagram.
    While the bike has lots of YEC parts, it’s not going to be a track bike build. My idea is an original “hopped up” R7. I also plan to keep the bike for several years, track bikes being peanuts in value compared to original spec bikes. Keep in mind, this is a 1 year homologation special.

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Any idea on which ecu kit you have in it? Read up on these mythical creatures and saw there are three ecu kits that range from 100 to 160 ponies. Such a cool bike

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    Can we rename this to best decisions

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    While the bike has lots of YEC parts, it’s not going to be a track bike build. My idea is an original “hopped up” R7. I also plan to keep the bike for several years, track bikes being peanuts in value compared to original spec bikes. Keep in mind, this is a 1 year homologation special.
    For sure, I assumed track bike because of the bodywork. Definitely deserves to be more than that though.

    Would still be the coolest bike at a track day

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    For sure, I assumed track bike because of the bodywork. Definitely deserves to be more than that though.

    Would still be the coolest bike at a track day
    Shit, Id be tempted to put on a track day just to give him sessions to himself so we can all enjoy the sight and sound of that thing doing laps.


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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Quote Originally Posted by Crconnor18 View Post
    Any idea on which ecu kit you have in it? Read up on these mythical creatures and saw there are three ecu kits that range from 100 to 160 ponies. Such a cool bike
    When I had my first R7 back in 2000, I had a stage 1 “hop up” kit in it, it was the stock ECU. With the kit installed, and a full Akrapovic exhaust system, mine made 135 Hp on the dyno.

    This one appears to have a stage 2 at least, just going by the extra parts included. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the stage 3. Once I have time to take some things apart, I’ll be able to check the part numbers and see what ECU is in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    For sure, I assumed track bike because of the bodywork. Definitely deserves to be more than that though.

    Would still be the coolest bike at a track day
    The one box I couldn’t fit in my truck yesterday, was the new OE cowling that was included. Sadly, the original tail section is missing, but I’m sure I’ll find it in time

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Impressive and if anyone here was going to bring one back to life, It’s you who will do it right.

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    Found this little switch while digging into the boxes of parts. It’s part of the YEC race kit.

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    I also have the original wheels in a box, tho nothing special about them, they are the same part numbers as the 1999 R1. What’s the deal with carbon wheels, and life span? I’m hearing they age out, but it is a combination of years and use, or just years. These are around 15 years old, but have never been used.

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    I spent quite a bit of time today going through what came in boxes, and what’s missing on the bike. There are 3 major parts I need to make the bike run, tho the full parts list for a total restoration is extensive. It’ll take some leg work and luck for sure, it could be years to find everything.

    To make it run, I need an air box, the 4 gaskets that go between the throttle bodies and spray injectors, and a coolant tube for the top of the engine. All of those items, are discontinued and unavailable.

    Cosmetics, it’s missing the entire OEM tail section and seat, missing the front fender, mirrors, turn signals, chain guard, and miscellaneous fasteners.

    Mechanically other than the engine, missing a chain, missing front brake master/lines/calipers/pads, hand grips, the shift rod, starter relay, and keys.

    I’ll probably keep an eye out for a few other original parts as they come available, the super bike radiator is a trick part, but there’s no room for a fan and it seems like I’d have to modify the original body work to fit. I do have the stock radiators, but they were also modified at some point.

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    Really cool bike. Check across the big pond for parts, the EU guys tend to have stuff that didn't make it here and have more of it or they just keep the cool stuff better than us yanks. Good luck. love to see it when its finished.

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    Re: Bad decisions were made today..

    gaskets, make them, or send a trace to cometic. they will make you anything. Airbox may take time to find. I would use that sick rad and modify some aftermarket bodywork and keep it track only.

    Carbon wheels, I would definitely email BST on the topic.

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